Friday, November 23, 2007

Illustration Friday: The Zoo


Today at 11:00 a.m. Ella escaped from the San Diego Zoo. Feeling free and drunk with power she invites a few friends to party. She can see them coming and they are ready to celebrate!

For Illustration Friday's "The Zoo". This was the 1st version for a greeting card and gift certificate for a toy store.It was never used, the final version had a different elephant and a circus tent in the backgound. Acrylic on Canson Airbrush paper.

39 comments:

claudine hellmuth said...

so cute! love the elephant's happy smile!

Janet said...

What a happy illustration!..and Hooray for Ella!

Anonymous said...

An elephant peed on me once. That was no picnic. Pax et Amo. Bad Dog

marcisenders said...

This is adorable!

Alicia Padrón said...

How cute... I just hope the swing doesn't break and makes her fall on the cake..that would be very embarrassing for her, specially at her own party ;o)
Love the colors.. very cute! :o)

Alicia Padrón said...

Forgat to say that I love the little house on the background too..

andrea said...

Made me smaile! I visited last week and tried to leave a message but there was something weird and different happening. Do you have a blog on a different format now, too?

Teri C said...

Oh so cute and tender. Great as always!

Ellen Byrne said...

That's one happy elephant! Whooo Hoooo! Great as always, Valerie!

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

I had no idea about the ant to fairie theory, I will have to check into that, they are enchanting little creatures..he he he.

Elephants are amazing creatures, so smart, no wonder she skipped bail to go party!

Debbie Egizio said...

That cute elephant is ready to celebrate. Love it!!

isay said...

this is fun fun fun. what could be inside the wrapped gifts?

carra said...

Awww, so cute! Hope they all had a wonderful party! :)

imwithsully said...

I'm glad the elephant has a swing to see the friends coming. So cute!!!

mrs. b. said...

Oh Val she is presh! I love her little picnic too! So happy!

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Ginger*:)* said...

Its wonderful! I think Ella has the potential to become a real swinger!

shawn said...

oh val! I love this! It's all so sweet. Even the bushes in front of the house has so much detail to it. Wish I could be at that birthday party.

aynaku said...

very funny illo! I really like the way the elephant smiles...free at last!

Ces said...

Some stores have classy taste - resorting to something like this. I knew you would come up with something awesome for this topic.

studio lolo said...

yay, free and happy again!! Is that swing going to hold her? Very sweet, soft colors really helps give this a happy feel :)

pati @-;-- said...

Awww... he looks so happy I want to join him! Beautiful, Val!

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Cream said...

Beautiful illustration. What a picnic!

Ellen said...

Sooo cute! I am happy for Ella that she escaped!!

Emila Yusof said...

Oh this is beautiful! Ella looks so happy and free!

Manuela said...

Brightful :D

Alina Chau said...

CUTE and magical!

ms. froggie said...

adorable! and the sweetest little house behind the party! :))

MiKa Art said...

This is so happy!!

Gillian said...

This makes me smile. I love the sugar-plumptiousness of the elephant.
The picnic below is like another story all on it's own. xxx

Wilnara said...

Be Free Ella! Thanks for the smile Val! Wonderful Illustration as usual!

Laurel Neustadter said...

Very sweet.

Kstyles said...

Wowo I hopoe the swing doesn't break. Cute elephant, great illo!

JO said...

Joyful! (By the way Ella the Elephant potty trained my daughter some 27 years ago).

robertc said...

beautiful elephant! looks like a fun scene!

atomicvelvetsigh said...

what a cool illo! free the animals.. thats the theme that fits perfectly for this week's IF.. it reminds me of the mission of the "12 monkeys" tho.. 8)

Pickledog said...

Fun composition Val. Ella looks so happy swinging through the air. You can tell she is ready to party!

Kate said...

So cute! I love the free, open feeling you captured here!

Catnapping said...

yum. i want some of that cake!

your illustration gives me a sense of glee. a perfect card.

princesstomato said...

WHEEEEEEE!

:) beautimous!!!
teri